Gold Mine – Daeyoung Kim

It disappeared
With all the coins and toys in it.
Maybe you wouldn’t have hazardous sand anymore near you
But maybe you can’t eat sand anymore.

It disappeared
With all the brothers, sisters, and friends in it.
Maybe you wouldn’t have to take a fall and break anything anymore
But maybe you can’t play anymore.

It disappeared
With all the sweat, spit, and tears in it.
Maybe you wouldn’t have to fight over anything anymore
But maybe you can’t feel anymore.

It disappeared
Through the hearts of my fellow friends
Whom I had to call out in front of their apartments.

It disappeared
With a truck one day
Leaving a trail of sand